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Triumph and Bajaj to build small bikes

Triumph Motorcycles has finally signed a deal with Bajaj Auto India to build small-capacity bikes in India after more than five years of negotiation.

The British manufacturer announced the deal in 2017 but has only now formally commenced their “exciting, long term, non-equity partnership” in Pune, India.

Triumph joins other motorcycle manufacturers as diverse as BMW and Harley-Davidson to make bikes in India for the world.

There is no word yet on when these small-capacity bikes from 200-750cc will come to Australia.

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We don’t believe it would dent the perceived value of the brand since they have been making most of their bikes in neighbouring Thailand for several years now.

In fact, it should help keep a lid on prices and give Triumph more much-needed learner-approved motorcycles. Currently their only LAMS bike is the Street Triple S 660.

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Here is the official statement form the two companies on the launch of the deal:

This is a unique moment, where two world-class companies that are passionate, as well as product focused, are coming together to build a brand new range of mid-capacity motorcycles.

The partnership will see the two companies with their respective strengths in large and small capacity motorcycles collaborate to design, engineer, and manufacture a range of mid-capacity motorcycles.

The iconic Triumph brand will seek to further expand its global reach, with the partnership offering a new mid-sized sector opportunity and, importantly, a new entry point to several high-volume emerging markets, including India and other Asian markets.

The strategic partnership will benefit both parties with Bajaj becoming one of Triumph’s key distribution partners in crucial new markets for the Triumph brand around the globe.  Going forward Bajaj will take over Triumph’s Indian distribution activities, at a date yet to be confirmed, leveraging the great expertise that Bajaj has in this region. In their other key overseas markets, where Triumph is not currently present, Bajaj will represent Triumph and offer the new mid capacity bikes as part of the full Triumph line-up.  In all other markets where Triumph is present today, the motorcycles developed together from this partnership will join the current Triumph product portfolio and be distributed by the Triumph led dealer network worldwide. This will truly unlock the potential on a global scale.

The Triumph-Bajaj collaboration will combine strengths in design, technology, cost-competitive manufacturing and an intimate knowledge of key target markets to deliver a range of winning products and business success.

The partnership will build new engine and vehicle platform in the mid-capacity range (200- 750cc) and offer multiple options to address different segments in this class. The proposition will be aspirational and affordable with a targeted pricing starting under INR 2 lacs (about $A4100) in India. This will create a new entry point to the Triumph range around the world, and ensure Triumph can compete in important large segments of the global motorcycle market, and attract new customers to the brand.

Triumph Motorcycles CEO, Nick Bloor, said: “This is an important partnership for Triumph and I am delighted that it has now formally commenced.  As well as taking our brand into crucial new territories, the products that will come out of the partnership will also help attract a younger, but still discerning, customer audience and is another step in our ambitions to expand globally, particularly in the fast-growing markets of South East Asia, but also driving growth in more mature territories like Europe.”

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Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto India, said: “The Triumph brand is an iconic one the world over. So, we are confident that there will be a huge appetite in India and other emerging markets for these new products. We look forward to working alongside such a famous motorcycle company and to leveraging each other’s strengths and expertise to make the relationship a success for everyone.”

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Mistakes To Avoid While Shipping Your Motorcycle

(Shipping article by contributor)

An automobile is indeed one of your most valuable possessions, and you cannot hand it over to someone leniently. But there are certain unavoidable situations when you have no other alternative than to trust third-party organizations to get your motorcycle transported.

If you need to transport your motorbike from one city to another, you must look up the websites offering these services. There are many car transport companies that can provide quick transportation of motorbikes as well as cars, along with simple procedures and complete assurance of security. However, you should also be proactive on your part before signing the deal and shipping your motorbike. Some of the most prevalent blunders to avoid while shipping your automobile are:

Ignoring a background check

The shipping company you choose for your bike must be registered with the Department of Transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration necessitates to permit them when shipping across the borders.

Before handing over your vehicle, check their unique registration numbers on government websites. If the company is not presenting you with MC or DoT number, make sure that you get the entire document authenticated in writing. Also, look out for genuine reviews of the company over the internet.

Failing to produce documents

To safely ship your motorcycle outside the city, the companies will require certain original documents like your insurance certificate and automobile registration paperwork. You may also have to present documents supporting your ownership of the vehicle. To stay out of complications, make sure to gather these documents, prior to requirement.

You should also make sure to go through the inspection report they create, after a thorough scrutiny of your bike. Keep a copy of the report with your documents, and once you receive the motorbike after shipping, run a manual check. If there are any new damages because of shipping, bring this to their notice immediately.

Keeping insurance aside

When you are finalizing the shipment, make sure that the company is providing you with proper insurance over the delivery. If required, go through their certificate and understand what sort of damages will be covered under their policy, if your vehicle faces any accident during the transportation.

If the shipping company is not providing you with any assistance, you can ask for extended support from your insurance firm. You can also purchase these additional facilities from the shipping companies, separately.

Ignoring fragile parts

Regardless of how sturdy your vehicle might seem, there remain several components that are breakable. Thus, it becomes crucial to keep these safeguarded before you send your motorcycle for shipping. Most of the time, shipping companies tend to pack the vehicle in a box container so that fragile parts don’t incur any significant damage.

These components include headlights, which can be removed and shipped separately. Ignoring this aspect can take a hit on the overall integrity of your motorbike, as these might face considerable damage during the process. It is also advised to take a picture of your motorcycle before you hand it over so that you can assess if there is any damage situation.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com